BlackBerry Goes After Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' Keyboard
BlackBerry today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against a start-up called Typo. Typo, which was founded by Laurence Hallier and Ryan Seacrest, announced the pending availability of a keyboard accessory that attaches to the Apple iPhone. The accessory is meant to help iPhone owners type on their device. According to BlackBerry, Typo lifted its design from BlackBerry. "This is a blatant infringement against BlackBerry's iconic keyboard, and we will vigorously protect our intellectual property against any company that attempts to copy our unique design," said the company. BlackBerry contends that its physical keyboards are one of its market differentiators. The lawsuit was filed in California.
Hands-On: Typo 2 Keyboard
Typo was forced to redesign its iPhone accessory keyboard thanks to some legal trouble. The result isn't all that pretty.
Hands On with TCL's New BlackBerry Smartphone
TCL today showed off a unique BlackBerry smartphone that includes both a physical QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen. This large slab is meant to help reinvigorate sales of BlackBerry smartphones to businesses.
Hands On with the BlackBerry KEYone
The BlackBerry KEYone is here, a big smartphone that includes a large display, physical keyboard, and BlackBerry's hardened version of Android. The phone is big and has middling specs, but are importantly, it pulls at the heartstrings of those raised on BlackBerry's old corporate mini-machines.
Hands On with the BlackBerry Priv
The Priv is BlackBerry's new flagship phone, but it's also much more than that. As the company's first phone to use Google's Android instead of a BlackBerry OS, it represents a major new strategic direction.
They got a point.
BlackBerry is probably just upset that they didn't think of this before. This could've probably been what brought them back.
Then again, the thing is hideous and makes the iphone like 8 inches long. Perhaps it wouldn't have sold very well
Read Seacrest's comment to CNN
Ryan Seacrest: That’s kind of how this came to fruition.
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